Purple Cake Day 

 
 
Kids helping kids through
celebration, education and
fundraising

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HELP US FUNDRAISE - 'A Small Act' film Screenings

Newsflash!!!  Thanks to a collaboration with the World Of Wearable Art™ and Classic Cars Museum, we have two screenings in Nelson on the 19th and 26th of October of the award winning documentary 'A Small Act' about our Kenya project partner the Hilde Back Education Fund.  Tickets only $20 and you get to view the latest WOW exhibition and enjoy a wine thanks to Aronui and Tohu wines. Click here to buy. Get in quick, tickets are limited!

Our Mission

Purple Cake Day is a charity event that supports children worldwide to receive the education they need to break the poverty cycle and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.


Purple Cake Day is about 'kids helping kids'. The activities celebrate and connect children around the world, helping them learn about their role in the global community, and grow their sense of compassion, respect and leadership.

The 2014 Purple Cake Day Global Day of Action is on Friday March 7th, but if this doesn't suit you can still get involved - just choose a day and GO PURPLE!

Get involved: Purple Cake Day 2014
This year we’re raising money to help children in Haiti, Nepal, and Kenya get the education they need to change their lives. 
  • We'll sustain funding to 72 primary and secondary children from a tent camp in Haiti  (COHP)
  • We'll continue funding to 190 pre-school and early primary children in rural Nepal (FSH)
  • We'll fund even more secondary scholarships to children from poor families in Kenya  (HBEF)
  • We'll continue to develop our Emergency Children’s Fund, so that we can respond to global humanitarian crises affecting children 
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What’s the Problem?

  • 100 million children worldwide are not enrolled in school
  • millions more are in overpopulated classrooms without text books or qualified teachers
  • education accounts for just 2% of global humanitarian aid

What happens to children in poverty?

Without a quality education children face a bleak future, a struggle to survive and thrive.

  • 15% of the world’s children are involved in child labour, taking away their right to learn and play
  • some 6.6 million children under 5 years of age died in 2012, mostly from preventable causes
  • 11% of girls are married before they turn 15, jeopardizing their rights to health and education
  • millions of children annually are forced into fighting  in violent conflicts and suffer devastating physical and psychological damage that can often never be repaired

What’s the Solution?

Education is the proven single most important factor in reducing poverty. Girls and boys who learn to read, write and count will have more opportunities.

  • increased job and income potential resulting in economic growth for countries
  • better hygiene leading to healthier communities with lower rates of child mortality
  • respect for girls rights improving their own prospects and those of their families and communities
  • happier societies that foster peace not war
Watch a short video: There are lots of exciting ways to get involved!

About Purple Cake Day

Purple Cake Day is a charity event that supports children worldwide to receive the education they need to break the poverty cycle and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. NZ Registered Charitable Trust No. CC44756
 
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